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Old 08-18-2009, 07:55 AM   #26
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Like everyone else, I have my favourite episodes and my not so favourite. When I think of this episode I usually think of it in terms of not so favourite. I agree the chemistry bewteen Diane and Sam was great and made for some great scenes. But sometimes it was just a little over the top with what was taking place. I mean, when you're handcuffed to a foot rest in a bus, all the tugging and pulling in the world won't get you loose. So why? And the accent, as you've all comment on, was too forced.

I, too, love the line about Al feeling it in his loins and not seeing it in her eyes.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:37 PM   #27
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Watched this episode last night in our marathon through all 95 episodes of Quantum Leap (in the span of about a week, we've gotten this far -- kind of amazing considering my work schedule).

Diane was incredibly grating -- possibly one of the most grating "protagonists" we've had to deal with thusfar. And I didn't really see the chemistry everyone else saw -- perhaps because I find her immaturity to be such a massive turn-off; the makeout session in their hotel seemed forced. And that alone was a big part of the reason why I didn't enjoy this episode.

I really liked Al's jacket and his shirt this episode. I just wish I could find his obnoxious STOP SIGN shirt from the previous episode (and in another episode earlier in the series -- I know I saw it before); that's probably my favorite Al jacket thusfar.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:33 PM   #28
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A little silly, but a funny episode. They probably had a lot of fun filming this. Al was definitely in good form, comparing Diane to his fifth wife. The next episode, "Last Dance" was pretty intense, so maybe part of the idea here was to have an episode that was more lighthearted before the one where Sam nearly dies in the electric chair.

I do get why the way Diane was treating Sam would be disturbing, but as was pointed out, if Diane had been a guy, Sam probably would have just beat the crap out of him and been done with it. Sam didn't beat up women; he didn't beat up anyone unless he had to.

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Old 09-04-2013, 02:05 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Sam Beckett Fan View Post
Watching this episode now there is one thing that bugs me and thats the Bus Driver threatening to throw him off the bus because trouble seems to follow him. Well of course it does dummy he's a damn cop for God's sake he deals with criminals. Its his job to have trouble following him cuz he takes it to jail.
Bounty hunters aren't cops. In some states, they don't even have any particular formal training or have to be licensed. They are hired by bail bondsmen to re-arrest bail jumpers.

It's hard to watch this episode and not see Jane Sibbet as Carol from Friends. I did enjoy the humor, although at times it was a bit absurd, like on the train when she's struggling to break free of the handcuffs and nobody around her seems to be paying any attention.
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Old 12-18-2014, 03:36 AM   #30
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This was a very good episode throughout. Funny in a lot of places. I noticed that some of the directing was a bit bad, especially when it came to some 'action' sequences like getting hit or the fighting scenes (Cliff Bemis's [?] acting was very good up until that final confrontation), but that's probably because Andy Cadiff didn't know how to execute them well (another ep. where this is so evident is "Glitter Rock", directed by the same guy and, again, all the action scenes looked so fake it was hard not to notice them). Another sort of a letdown was the character of Diane. I liked her a lot and she was so funny and most of the time I simpatized with her but there were a couple of moments were she was just so annoying and immature. Either way, those things were not so important and I still enjoyed this installment a lot. Nothing great by all means but quite entertaining. And for me this is just like a transition between Glitter Rock and the very next great episode Last Dance... Wasn't ever too crazy about Al's Maxine little story.

Some favorite parts were when the bus driver tells the bad cops about one of the rules from the regulation book, when Diane tells Sam she wants to sleep on the floor and Sam just puts her on the floor but she's still tied up to the chair, when Sam shows up after Diane on the street and he's still handcuffed but with the broken wood and Diane tells him that he's the bounty-hunter from hell and the very ending of the ep.

My rating: Good.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:18 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by iMonrey View Post
It's hard to watch this episode and not see Jane Sibbet as Carol from Friends.
It's funny you say that, I have trouble picturing Jane Sibbett as anyone but Heddy from Herman's Head, even when I see her in Friends :P
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Old 08-07-2019, 06:26 PM   #32
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A middle of the road episode this one. I think the problem is that the episode sometimes tries too hard to be funny. Of course, there are some genuine laughs on the way. But for the most part, I think the chemistry between Sam and Diane feels a little forced. Diane herself is also one of the more annoying female characters in season 3. She does have her good moments, but for the most part she was annoying.

Al feels underused here at times. When he's around he's as entertaining as always. Him constantly defending Diane because she reminded him of Maxine is funny. I also like how it turns out he's right about her after all.

The villains of the episode also feel a little one-dimensional. They feel like cardboard cut out villains and the whole ending feels a tad rushed.

My rating. Average. I know it seems like I hate this episode from the review above, but that was me just pointing out the worst parts. There are some nice moments sprinkled in, and the episode has a light/happy feel to it.
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